- Safety first! Follow all safety procedures! The objective is safe production! The process may take longer at the start, but you will gradually gain speed and quality while still remaining safe.
- Avoid loose clothing, remove all accessories that can become entangled, and secure long hair such that it cannot easily unravel or interfere in any way with the operations. Ideally, you should be able to squeeze out of your clothing if at any time it gets stuck or entangled.
- Wear steel-toed footwear; depending on the workshop, you may want footwear that has both steel-toe and steel-plate.
- For machine operations, wear earplugs securely.
- As a general rule, wear safety glasses and leather gloves at all times. Exception maybe during marking.
- Wear a particle mask for all operations involving particulate pollutants.
- Keep a first-aid kit accessible in the area, and ensure that the path to the first aid kit is unobstructed during all operations. You should be able to open the first-aid kit with 1 hand. The first-aid kit should contain at least bandages, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, scissors, gauze, and a cold-pack. Rapid usability of the items in the first-aid kit is essential!
- Keep a means of emergency communication in the area. The communication device should be near a list of emergency phone numbers for dealing with particular emergencies.
- Keep the breaker box accessible.
Fire Detection and Response
- Keep a smoke detector in the area. You should replace its batteries and check its operation at regular intervals (ex twice a year).
- Keep a charged ABC fire extinguisher in the area. You should know about and be prepared to use the extinguisher at any time.
- Ideally, you want at least another person in the area to provide assistance during any emergencies.